Monday, September 29, 2014
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 9/29/2014 05:39:00 PM
(Reuters) - A gunman opened fire during a protest on the Ethiopian Embassy grounds on Monday, according to a video of the incident, but no injuries were reported.
A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said it had detained a possible shooter after a report at about 12:15 p.m. EDT (1615 GMT) that shots were fired near the embassy in northwest Washington, D.C.
Witnesses said the gunfire took place inside the embassy compound during a protest against the Horn of Africa nation's government.
"About half a block from the embassy, I heard at least four shots, and I thought there were people killed," demonstrator Tesfa Simagne told Reuters Television.
A video taken inside the embassy gates and carried by the website of Ethiopian Satellite Television shows a man wearing a dark suit and brandishing a silver handgun.
He points the weapon at others who argue with him and fires a single shot. Still waving the gun and arguing with protesters, the man backs up to an embassy door and goes inside.
A separate video made by a protester and provided to Reuters showed a bullet hole in the windshield of a car protesters said was outside the embassy gates.
A State Department official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also said that no one was hurt. The person believed to have fired the shots turned himself in to authorities, and no arrests were made because he has diplomatic immunity, the official said.
Repeated phone calls to the embassy went unanswered.
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 9/29/2014 08:00:00 AM
ዛሬ በኢንቴርናሽናል ጆርናል ኦፍ ፑብሊክ ሄልዥ ሳይንስ መጽሔት ላይ የወጣ ኣንድ ጥናት እንዳመለከተው በሲዳማ ዞን ቦርቻ ወረዳ ባለፈ ኣንድ ኣመት ውስጥ ልጅ ከወለዱ እናቶች መካከል 4 ነጥብ 9 ከመቶ የምሆኑት ብቻ በጤና ማዕከላ በሰለጠኑ የህክምና ባለሙያዎች ታግዘው የወለዱ ሲሆን፤ የተቀሩት ያለ ህክምና ባለሙያዎች እርዳታ መውለዳቸው ታውቋል።
ባለፈው ኣንድ ኣመት ውስጥ ልጅ የወለዱትን ከ540 በላይ እናቶች ባሳተፈው በዚህ ጥናት ላይ እንደተገለጸው፤ የቦርቻ ወረዳ እናቶች ከወልድ ጋር በተያያዘ በምከሰቱ ችግሮ ላይ ያላቸው ግንዛቤ ዝቅተኛ ከመሆኑ በላይ በጤና ጉዳዮቻቸው ላይም ውሳኔ የመውስድ ኣቅም ውስን መሆኑ ተመልክቷል።
የቦርቻ ወረዳ የማዋለጃ የጤና ማእከላትን ሽፋን የመጨመር እና በጤና ማዕከላት የመውለድ ኣስፈላጊነት ላይ የእናቶች ግንዛቤ የማሳደግ ስራ በስፋት መስራት እንደምገባ ጥናቱ በማጠቃለያው ላይ ኣመልክቷል።
Factors associated with Institutional delivery in Boricha district of Sidama zone, southern Ethiopia
Tafese Tadele Gudura, Alemu Tamiso Debiso, Dr. Tariku Tadele Gudura
Background: Every year, 40 million women give birth at home without the help of a skilled birth attendant. In 2011, 287,000 women died during pregnancy or childbirth. Almost all these deaths occur in developing countries where mothers and children lack access to basic health care. Reports showed the low utilization of health facility for delivery service in Ethiopia. This study aimed to determine the utilization and factors influencing institutional delivery. Methods: Community based cross sectional study was conducted from January to February 2013/14 in Boricha District of Southern Ethiopia among mothers who gave birth in the last 1 year. Multistage sampling techniques were used to collect data from 546 mothers. Result: Taking in to account place of birth for the last child, only 4.9% women gave birth in a health facility. Women’s education level (AOR=4.4 (95% CI=1.36-14.33)), timing of first ANC visit (AOR= .03 (95% CI=0.004 - 0.205)), women’s advice to deliver in a health facility during ANC (AOR = 31.15 (95% CI=2.02- 479.52)), women’s knowledge of birth related complications (AOR= 12.4 (95% CI=2.67-57.16)) and decision making power (AOR=0.2 (95% CI=0.06-0.82)) showed significant association with institutionional delivery. Conclusion: Institutional delivery in the study area was found to be very low. Raising awareness on institutional delivery to maximize delivery service utilization and strengthening provision of education and counseling to deliver in health facility during antenatal care visits at individual and community level should be given due emphasis.
Posted By: Nomonanoto Sidama | At: 9/29/2014 07:15:00 AM
If coffee growing was an Olympic event, it'd be a marathon not a sprint. And not just because Africa totally dominates. Being a coffee superpower requires years of economic, infrastructural, and government investment. Plus a bean-friendly terrior, farmers dedicated to quality control, and a trust in industry buyers to bring the beans to the masses.
So, which countries shell out the best beans? To get an idea, we asked a group of 11 roasters and writers to weigh in. Obviously, with all of the variables involved, naming favorite countries is not an easy task. Almost all of our contributors expressed hesitation about throwing their hat into the ring (too much Deadly Grounds, perhaps), and one roaster even pulled their choices for fear of upsetting their farmers.
Naturally, personal bias in taste, education, and life experience influence one's picks, but by polling a diverse cross-section of the coffee world, we feel like this is an honest pulse of the industry, as taken from some of its finest minds. Dare we say 'definitive'? To the dismay of the comments section, we dare. Here are the results, with the reasoning below.